Vast numbers of Christians today are looking for and desiring Christ’s coming. The almost universally believed destination of Christ’s Return is Jerusalem. But is this what God’s Word says?

Many assert, by lacking knowledge of Christ’s coming, that He comes and immediately vanquishes all enemies, establishing His Kingdom as described in Revelation. Notice that the Kingdom was to arrive “without observation.” as described in Luke 17:20-21 first. Here Christ meant that just His presence can signal the beginning of the Kingdom’s presence. God has been working with people all over the world, preparing them for leadership positions in the initial phase of the Kingdom. Only after a reckoning of past performance before Christ’s judgment seat (Rom. 14:10; II Cor. 5:10) will these specially called and trained servants be permitted to rule.

Jesus spoke of the Kingdom In seven parables, collectively painting a full picture in Matthew 13. The first, gives an overview of the People. The second parable is a depiction of the Good and Evil, coexisting in the same Place or environment, until the harvest time, after which it is set apart. The Third Parable explains the Establishment of a tiny, yet growing Kingdom. The fourth Parallel is drawn to highlight the nature in which the Kingdom is concealed. The Fifth explains how the Merchant Chooses the most precious, valuable people and secures the Land. In the Sixth, the people are chosen, that are valued (as compared with a rare pearl). The Seventh parable depicts a Father(Fisherman) going out to sea(the entire earth) and casting his net(The Kingdom) in a specific place, then removing the bad ones and covering the good ones to inherit the Kingdom(Both spiritual AND physical).You will see plain passages showing He establishes God’s Kingdom on Earth, using servants that are here.

“The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity” Matthew 13:41

This certainly depicts a Kingdom that has both Righteous and Wicked people residing therein. Now, the general Christian concept of Heaven does not provide for a heaven filled with Evil people, does it? If we look at the parables Jesus utilized in Matthew, He clearly explains that this is not just a Spiritual Kingdom, but a Literal Kingdom that is established on earth!

Every kingdom on Earth today has four necessary components:

     Land, property or territory—however large or small. There must be clear boundaries establishing the size of the kingdom.
     A ruler or king leading the government.
     People—subjects—living within the territory governed. And
     A system of laws and rules with a basic structure of government.

1.    Verse 3-23  And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. - And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and immediately with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth but for a season: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

The very first parable is really a global general depiction of the process of receiving the Word of our Father. It shows those who ultimately succeed in the Kingdom, as those who listen, avail themselves, persevere under persecution and then ultimately bears fruit.

2.    Verse 24-30  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

This parable describes wheat and poisonous tares initially growing together in the Kingdom of Heaven. The first phase of this Kingdom is such that, as it grows, the wrong kinds of people can get in. Obviously the Kingdom is not in a place called “Heaven”, far removed from this earth. The field is the earth and although the good seeds are sown by our Father, the enemy sows tares in-between the good seeds. The Father clearly instructs his Angels, not to gather the harvest. First will be removed the Tares by the reapers and THEN He shifts the harvest to another collection point. He shall send His angels and shall gather His elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of heaven. They will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with Him a thousand years.

3.    Verse 31-32  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

The seed is akin to microscopic but when it arrives bring this profound analogy! The mustard seeds Jesus’ audience was familiar with were extremely small—very hard to see. This is why He called them the “least (small in size) of all seeds, likely a mediterranean Mustard “Tree” called the Black Mustard. The “Kingdom of Heaven” the Kingdom of Heaven springs up from the small acts of generosity to our fellows that we may do and this then grows into something far bigger than we ever dreamed. It’s capacity to grow and to move through the faith of it’s spiritual citizens grows it into a world governed by it, becoming the “greatest among herbs”—a “tree”. It is an invasive plant that will consume a whole countryside in a short time. It grows up to 15 feet but one of  it’s unique characteristics are that these 15 foot plants grow so tightly together, they create an unsurpassable thicket that becomes a home to many species of bird, insect and rodents. It literally becomes it’s own ecosystem.

The next parable confirms the Kingdom’s small beginning and a new feature:

4.    Verse 33  Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

The “Kingdom of Heaven” expands because leaven always spreads, but it is also initially hidden—initially concealed in the flour.

The next parable confirms the Kingdom being hidden and a new feature:

5.    Verse 44  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

The King will go, seek out and find the valuable treasure, realise its value and attain the land where it is found! This hints strongly at earthly soil or a country/peice of land where the Kingdom lies buried.

The next parable confirms after the discovery of the valueable, secures it:

6.    Verse 45-46  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

This explains that the Ruler of that Kingdom identifies the valuable pearl(people) and make it part of the kingdom, but under secure protection. The kingdom is likened to the merchant(not the pearl). It is not valuable, because it is found in abundance! But because it is very rare and it will be protected and secured by the Merchant(Kingdom). Clearly, not all will make the cut or enjoy this protection.

The next parable confirms the small beginning and realisation of the Limited space available for Rare Good ones and a new progressive display of what will happen and when:

7.    Verse 47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

The net(Kingdom) starts out empty. Over time it fills with fish of “every kind”—people from all nations. When the Kingdom was full, they drew to shore. But not all belonged in the net(Kingdom): Note, that not all fish in the ocean was in the net to begin with and obviously the Kingdom is not in heaven. He shall separate the ones in the net from one another. The fishers(Angels) sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. There is a definite progression from the previous parable in that the net only caught some fish in the sea, then a further refinement takes place as the best ones are sought out! The choice of words here is highly significant. “Vessels” depicts a strong analogy for a container or body. n 2 Corinthians 4:7, Paul said it was like having the most valuable treasure in an earthen vessel (meaning his body), “we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves.” The wicked can however get into the earthly Kingdom but must at a point be removed or expelled.The good fish(souls) in the parable, receives a glorified body or vessel while the bad ones are disposed off entirely in the fire.

  This coming is distinctly different from both Haggai and Revelation’s version of Christ’s Coming. Many other Bible passages detail the war that Isaiah references—where it starts, how it spreads, who it affects, and its unimaginable severity.

Now read Zechariah 6:12 “And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh Yahweh of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of Yahweh:” Here Zechariah pictures Christ growing out of an undisclosed location referred to “His place” to ultimately build two temples.The first half of the verse describes building the Spiritual Temple and the latter, a physical Temple. Paul defined this Temple as this first Temple as (God’s people): “Know you not that you (God’s people) are the temple of God. This fits perfectly with Malachi 3:1, which describes Christ returning to Earth to His Temple(God’s people).

Christ started His ministry away from Jerusalem, and he continues in this manner. The prophet Micah explains that the Kingdom moves to Jerusalem: “O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, unto you shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem” (4:8). It does not say the Kingdom is built in Zion or that it even starts in Zion. —Christ’s rule long before events in Revelation, after which it picks up again to continue for 1,000 more years—is  not from heaven either. Micah says it “comes” there, meaning it was initially somewhere else. (Rev. 22:16). He brings His dominion or His rule, to Jerusalem and Judah from a different modern nation of Jacob (Israel).He is in a location called “His place!”

The term “His place” is fascinating and truly incredible in what it reveals. It means “the bottom, depressed, below, underneath.” Thus the Kingdom and Christ start from what God Himself calls the bottom (a depressed place), below—meaning in a place that is concealed and underneath the “skyline” of human kingdoms and nations.

Phrases like “daughter of Zion” (Zephaniah 3:14), of Babylon (Psalm 137:8), of Edom (Lamentations 4:21), signify the city or country named with its inhabitants. There is always in such phrases the name of a place, and this suggests that under the word “my dispersed” (pûtsai) there lurks some proper name. Looking at what lies beyond the Rivers of Etheiopia we find a very likely candidate in South Africa, “the daughter of my dispersed?”

At the southern tip of Africa there are a lot of people, although they account for less than 8% of the country's population, these people are particularly remarkable: It is remarkable that the ANC majority government almost every day must create or amend laws to criminalize, marginalize and penalize this small minority group;

So remarkable that they are building a future without parliament, police, voting power and state aid every day because they believe that God placed them here with a specific purpose and calling; They developed a language from their common inheritances made up of Dutch, French, English and various other nationalities.

So remarkable are they, that they survived for almost four centuries - bullied by the mighty Britain, the Great Depression, the unfair ANC and barbaric farm attacks. The circumstances in which these people live is designed to destroy them, but they only become stronger and stronger, and their faith in God is just greater.

In 1838 they were put on record, as having made a Covenant with God, that to this day, they do not fail to keep.

They eat biltong and bake, drink coffee and go to church on Sundays. They sing together and spend holidays by the sea; They like braai (with maize or sweet potatoes); They help each other and they also help others. They are proud Afrikaners

From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.

Zephaniah 3:10. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia

Therefore wait ye upon me, saith Yahweh, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Yahweh, to serve him with one consent. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering. In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain. (see the parables where the wicked are removed from the catch)

I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of Yahweh. The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid. Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. Yahweh hath taken away thy judgements, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even Yahweh, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. Yahweh thy Elohim in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.

Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith Yahweh.

"so that thy people may dwell apart." The words contain an allusion to Numbers 23:9, where Balaam describes Israel as a people separated from the rest of the nations; and to Deuteronomy 33:28, where Moses congratulates it, because it dwells in safety and alone (bâdâd, separate), under the protection of its God, in a land full of corn, new wine, etc. South Africa is well known for the wines of the Cape as well as the endless Maize farms that provide food for over 45 million people. Farms that mostly belong to the Afrikaner people and that have been ransacked, attacked and in instances expropriated in an attempt to rid the Country of the Afrikaner nation. Deliberate inaction of the South African Government has weakened rural security structures, facilitating Afrikaner farm murders, in order to terrorize white farmers into vacating their farms. Afrikaner farm murders are not ordinary robberies with aggravated circumstances - but victims are being tortured in brutal ways during the killings.

John 14:2-3 “In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

Christ is bringing mansions from heaven for His tiny Kingdom. But where will they settle? This “city” cannot be Zion or Jerusalem, as Yeshua said he will bring them where He is.

Isaiah 60:1-2 begins,

“Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen ( not descended) upon you ( from a depressed place, underneath and below view). For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you”

The prophet Isaiah powerfully underscores what Habakkuk foretold:

“ Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.”Isaiah 29:14

This means we could expect a gigantic, Earth-rattling Work to open the Kingdom.

Christ first comes to His people—His Temple—in good times, bringing His Kingdom “without observation.” It begins in microscopic fashion and is hidden! It is also initially led by a little flock under Christ. He will at first hide His presence by being sprout-like. During this first phase of the Kingdom will come terrible punishment on the nations descended from Jacob, making them finally ready to receive God’s Kingdom.

The Kingdom will be growing in number of subjects before Christ transfers a ready-to-be greatly expanded WORLD GOVERNMENT to Jerusalem. From there He will rule all nations with a larger group of saints coming from His by then much larger flock. It is at this point He will build the glorious Third Temple on Mount Zion (Ezek. 40-48).

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